A matlab-based graphical user interface (GUI) to predict the food quality during frying process

Siti Nabihah, Othman (2022) A matlab-based graphical user interface (GUI) to predict the food quality during frying process. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaysia Pahang (Contributors, Thesis advisor: Norazaliza, Mohd Jamil).

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The phenomena of heat and mass transfer are occur during deep frying process due to physicochemical changes that affects the colour and moisture content of food quality. The inconsistent quality of fried foods makes it gruelling to fabricate luscious and satisfying fried foods at all times. Therefore, there is a need to predict the dynamics colour and moisture content of food such as fries, nugget, chicken pie and so on. In this study, the colour and moisture content of French fries is studied during deep frying.The colour changes and moisture content were formulated by first order kinetic equation which was numerically solved by using the Runge Kutta fourth order method that was embedded with a parameter fitting technique called as Nelder-Mead algorithm in MATLAB software. The Arrhenius equation is used in this model. Then, the sum squared error (SSE) of modified model was compared with the SSE of existing model. The colour and moisture content were evaluated based on two parameters of French fries, which were oil temperature (150℃,170℃ and 190℃) and sample thickness (5mm,10mm and 15mm) during deep frying. The results showed that the modified model has lower SSE value as compared to the existing model. The user-friendly graphical user interface (GUI) could give a better understanding about frying and was beneficial to food industry players who have limited experience in mathematical model and programming skills.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Thesis (Master of Science) -- Universiti Malaysia Pahang – 2022, SV: TS. DR. NORAZALIZA BINTI MOHD JAMIL, NO. CD: 13171
Uncontrolled Keywords: matlab-based graphical user interface (GUI), food quality
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics
Faculty/Division: Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Center for Mathematical Science
Depositing User: Mr. Nik Ahmad Nasyrun Nik Abd Malik
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2022 08:07
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2023 00:51
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/35900
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